Our long term objective is that students will go on to start entrepreneurial enterprises possibly creating employment for others. Others are selected to work at Learn to Earn’s Business Resource Centre in the Zakhele project or find workplace opportunities.


Course Outline

  • Control & threading of plain machine and over-locker
  • Industrial machines are used as per industry standards
  • Sample portfolio
  • Boy’s pants with fly and back pocket
  • Panel skirt
  • Unlined lady’s jacket
  • Man’s shirt with long sleeves, pocket and cuff
  • Lined laptop bag
  • Lined shopper with inner pocket & zip

Students are taught a range of sewing skills using industrial sewing machines. At the end of the course, graduates will have a range of sample garments as well as a workbook/portfolio of skills learnt.

Offered: Khayelitsha and Hermanus 
Instructor: Mandisa Melelo (Khayelitsha) and Nomfuzo Gawulekapa (Hermanus)
Entry Requirements:    Basic literacy and numeracy
Course Duration: 14 weeks (Khayelitsha) & 11 weeks (Hermanus)
Times: 08h30-16h30 Monday-Thursday
08h30-15h30 Friday
Cost to student: 2018
Khayelitsha R450 (includes a R150 registration fee)
Hermanus R300 (includes a R60 registration fee)
Cost to Learn to Earn: R7 200 to train one person
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  2018 Sewing course cost